Aftersun directed by Charlotte Wells was awarded the Fiction Feature Prize at the 2022 Montclair Film Festival (MFF). All the Beauty and the Bloodshed directed by Laura Poitras, was awarded the festival’s Bruce Sinosky Award for the Documentary Feature Competition.
The festival’s Audience Award for Fiction Feature went to Remember This directed by Jeff Hutchens and Derek Goldman; and the Audience Award for Documentary Feature went to Wildcat directed by Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost.
“This year’s winners of our juried and audience awards showcase the immense range of talent, perspective, and passion that framed the conversation around cinema at this year’s festival,” said Montclair Film Artistic Director and Co-Head Tom Hall. “Each and every film in our competition programs engaged our jurors and audiences in resonant, powerful ways, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to connect filmmakers with audiences who remain committed supporters of the art of film. Thank you to all our filmmakers for making this year’s Montclair Film Festival a tremendous success.”
Complete list of winners of 2022 Montclair Film Festival.
Feature Film Jury Awards
AFTERSUN directed by Charlotte Wells was awarded the festival’s Fiction Feature Prize with CORSAGE by directed by Marie Kreutzer receiving a Special Jury Prize, and a Special Jury Prize for Performance was awarded to Vicky Krieps for her performance in CORSAGE.
ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED directed by Laura Poitras, was awarded the festival’s Bruce Sinosky Award for the Documentary Feature Competition, the festival’s documentary prize
NANNY directed by Nikyatu Jusu won the Future/Now Competition, and WHEN MEN WERE MEN directed by Aidan Dick & Izzi Rojas was awarded a Special Jury Prize, with both films sharing the $5000 The Mark Urman Award ForFiction Filmmaking honoring early career filmmakers.
HOME IS SOMEWHERE ELSE directed by Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos, took home the New Jersey Films Competition prize.
The festival’s Audience Award for Fiction Feature was awarded to REMEMBER THIS directed by Jeff Hutchens and Derek Goldman.
The Audience Award for Documentary Feature was awarded to WILDCAT directed by Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost
The Audience Award for World Cinema was awarded to THE QUIET GIRL directed by Colm Bairéad
The Audience Award for Short Film was awarded to BENDIX: SITE UNSEEN directed by Anthony Scalia
David Carr Award
SHE SAID, directed by Maria Schrader, took home the 8th Annual David Carr Award for Truth in Filmmaking, which honors a filmmaker, selected by the festival, who utilizes exemplary journalistic techniques to explore important contemporary subjects and is presented in honor of Mr. Carr’s commitment to truth telling in reporting.
Each year, The Montclair Film Festival welcomes our Junior Jury, made up of fifteen area high school students representing twelve area schools.
The Junior Jury awarded their top prize to THE WHALE directed by Darren Aronofsky. The Junior Jury also awarded a Special Jury Award for Performance to Eden Dambrine for his work in Lukas Dhont’s CLOSE.
Short Film Jury Awards
AT LITTLE WHEELIE THREE DAYS AGO directed by Andrew Stephen Lee, won the festival’s Fiction Short Film Competition.
NEIGHBOUR ABDI directed by Douwe Dijkstra won the festival’s Documentary Short Film Competition.
BENDIX: SITE UNSEEN directed by Anthony Scalia, won the festival’s New Jersey Shorts competition.